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Poster: Skobud Date: Oct 25, 2013 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: DDP V. 17 11/14/73

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DDP Volume 17
San Diego International Sports Arena
1973-11-14

In the true spirit of what this series is all about, this show represents a spot on perfect example of what Dick truly would have picked imo. It’s got it all, and a second set for the ages. Keith has a monstrous night and seemingly pushes Jerry the whole time – with an awesome effect I might add……It reminds me a little of 11/17/72 in that way. This is also one weird kinda night for Phil because he definitely gets chunky in several spots, like during his solo in Eyes – but on other tunes you can hardly hear him. Billy’s work behind the kit is the true highlight here, as he is having a career type night.

The setlist is essentially perfect for my taste. The first set opens with a perfect BIG RR and never really lets up. HCS and Cumberland are absolute top notch, upper echelon tunes. El Paso Is the best I’ve heard, there is no doubt in my mind. The work Jerry does, the scales up and down sounding totally effortless and at the perfect level so they he doesn’t interfere with Bobby, is remarkable. China>Rider is even a little Veneta-ish sounding to me. Yea it’s that good, and so is the first set.

The second set includes an 80 minute, jazzy Truckin’ Triple decker TOO chunk that needs to be heard to be believed…..I think you gotta fly the whole damn chunk uninterrupted to truly hear why I think Dick would have(and should have) picked this show. It’s absolutely remarkable imo. So structured in some spots and jazzy-improve-mania in others. Billy’s offbeat work in that jam after Truckin’- into that maze of a first and second TOO is so wonky in spots but always, somehow, keeps flowing. The shit is crazy....You can hear Keith using the wah during the first TOO in unison with Bobby’s rhythm at around 2 min or so, at least that’s what I think it is. I shake my head in disbelief every time I hear it. The Rat on the way out is unreal…This show is in my top five for ’73 and I have no idea why they have not released this beauty officially yet. I loved it since the first time I heard it and still listen to it every fall.

Honestly though, what else really needs to be said? It’s classic November 1973 Grateful Dead - amongst the best of the best by most standards, and definitely by mine. Cheers to this classic performance!

This post was modified by Skobud on 2013-10-25 13:52:19

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Poster: Reade Date: Oct 26, 2013 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil was really pounding the Heinies this night

Isn't this the show where Phil had to be provided with a chair for the second set? Could account for his 'chunky' sound....?

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Poster: Skobud Date: Oct 26, 2013 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil was really pounding the Heinies this night

I never heard that but would love to know if it's true.

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Poster: Reade Date: Oct 27, 2013 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Phil was really pounding the Heinies this night

It's been a subject of discussion here before. At some point subsequent to the show Weir actually pinned the number of beverages consumed at eleven I think. And then I remember somebody actually nailing down the date and venue of the show. And if I'm remembering right it was San Diego Nov. '73. I remember being surprised. I thought Phil's 'Heineken Years' commenced in the late seventies.

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Poster: Arck Date: Oct 25, 2013 11:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP V. 17 11/14/73

DL2 told me in an email a few years ago that this and the LA show we're being considered for a dual release but they went with Winterland June '77. The 17th has since come out so I'm confident we'll see the 14th eventually.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Oct 26, 2013 6:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP V. 17 11/14/73

That's awesome news...I had no idea about that. I agree it's only a matter of time with this one.

Seems that most people think the 17th is better, but I like this set list better - other than that they playing on the two is almost indistinguishable. Both are incredible shows.

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Poster: scotch_glass Date: Oct 26, 2013 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP V. 17 11/14/73

Each Set looks like it could be it's own official release. Ill check this one out today!

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Poster: GerryO Date: Nov 13, 2014 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP V. 17 11/14/73

Hey Skobud,

REALLY like the Didn't Picks Series and the artwork, and have successfully downloaded all of the artwork, with the exception of that for V17.

Hope you can provide me with a fix for this.

Thanks!

Gerry

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Poster: Skobud Date: Nov 14, 2014 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP V. 17 11/14/73

Thanks Gerry - Appreciate it. Here are the direct link so they should work. If they don't, respond to this thread and let me know. Take it easy


http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/skobud/DDP17Csmall_zps01f382bc.jpg~original

http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv226/skobud/DDP17Tsmall_zps232e9af0.jpg~original


Sko

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Poster: GerryO Date: Dec 2, 2014 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DDP V. 17 11/14/73

Thank you!

And please say it ain't so...